SpaceX launch tonight from Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network

SpaceX is gearing a rocket for its second mission in the last three days.

This evening's mission will be powered by a first stage booster that was used for a previous launch in February. Once the rocket achieved the planned circular orbit, computers sent commands to deploy the satellites one-at-a-time around an hour after liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The payload to be launched today is the SES-11/EchoStar 105 geostationary communications satellite, which will eventually help provide high speed data services to the North Americas, namely digital television. For a nascent technology offering as complex as a reused rocket, this ought to assuage any doubts that SpaceX is not utterly committed to its pursuit of affordable access to orbit by way of launch vehicle reusability. It pushed a Dragon capsule laden with supplies up to the ISS and then landed along Florida's coast.

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SpaceX will stream the entire launch for free on YouTube.

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Falcon 9 1031 ready to conduct its second launch with SES-11.

Wednesday's flight will be brief. If this third launch of a "flight proven" booster proves successful, SpaceX will likely have a much easier time of finding customers for flight-proven rockets in the future. That's more than any other country or company in the world has managed this year, and it's bound to make SpaceX's competitors quite uneasy.

SpaceX's live coverage of the mission will begin 15 minutes before blastoff. About seven minutes after launch, the tall portion of the Falcon 9, known as the first stage, returned to Earth for an upright landing.

Each of the three launches has put 10 new satellites into orbit, gradually replacing the old Iridium satellites, still in service after almost two decades.

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